Seeking Regenerative/Silvopasture Work/Live Trade


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Land Seeker Description

I am a single, hard-working woman in my early thirties ideally seeking a long term commitment to a property that actively practices regenerative and diversified farming techniques and raises animals on pasture via rotational grazing and silvopasture designs.

I have several years experience with small-scale, organic farming and homesteading across the country. From CSA internships, farm hand positions, and rotational-grazing livestock apprenticeships to working as the communications coordinator for the largest organic CSA on the east coast, I have a highly diverse skill set that itches to contribute to the development of a permaculture-minded homestead and ag business that supports a local community.

I would love to find a like-minded land owner who is interested in a long-term work trade agreement with the potential to eventually grow into a business partnership or cooperative of sorts. Ideally, housing would either be provided or financially supported somehow by the land owner in exchange for my PT or FT help with farm design, management and labor.


What features of the property are essential?

On-site well or spring, electricity, cell service or WiFi, topographical changes and micro climates, pasture, woodland, housing structure, animal barn/structure, greenhouse.


Describe your farming experience

Prior to the farm I work for currently, I have worked at three separate farms as either an intern or an apprentice, all of which provided housing and stipend in exchange for full time work. Duties and experience includes, but not limited to:
*Annual/perennial vegetables, flowers, herbs- cultivation, harvest/arrange, process, sell
*Farmers Market
*Rotationally-grazed cattle, turkey, chicken, goat- daily moves, husbandry, tracking
*Poultry and hog processing
*Tractor use and implementations
*Landscaping
*Customer relations, sales, marketing


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

In the next five years, I plan to have started my own small diversified farm business, whether though leasing land or partnering with a land owner. My focuses would be flowers, herbs, rotationally-grazed cattle and/or goat/sheep and/or poultry, perennial fruits, mushrooms, and selective niche specialty annual crops. These crops would be available through wholesale or CSA, and potentially there would be a farm store for on-farm sales.


What are your long term goals

In the next 10 years, I hope to have purchased or acquired my own land, in which my farm business would revolve and evolve around. I would hope to have an established local following by then, allowing more time to enjoy homesteading, potentially raising a family, and fine tuning my farm offerings to the public. I also would occasionally host community events, workshops, tours, and airBnB guests.


Describe your housing needs

I am ideally seeking provided housing. I am comfortable with a yurt, cabin, rv trailer, apartment, or private bed/bath in shared farmhouse. Rustic shelter is okay, but I am seeking at least a composting toilet, hot water, and electricity. Wifi access and/or cell service also preferred. I have no kids or pets (besides some houseplants.)

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, Gorge, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
October 1, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
August 27, 2020



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